Monday, 1 February 2010

Report from Roger Lane. (1st February 2010)

Have read your detailed report on the Somerset Levels, quite an adventure, and marginally better than Par ! Congratulations on all the ticks, that's what comes of getting up so early, must try it sometime !
I popped down to Porthpean where conditions were excellent, but a squad of canoeist were out ! Hardely a bird in sight, save 40+, Fulmars. Otherwise my worst visit to P'pean in ages with 1 x Comm. Scoter; 1 x Razorbill; 1 x GCGrebe; 1 x G.N.Diver and 1 x B.T.Diver !
Off to Par (with all this extra daylight!), but hopeless again. On St.Andrews were 4 x Male Tufted D's 'only'. At Par Beach Pool were just: 1 x Comm.Gull (ad); 1 x Greylag Goose'; 2 x Gadwall (pr) and 1+, Tufted Duck. In the Bay were just 1 x G.N.Diver and NINE x GCGrebes (a full compliment not seen together since before Xmas). Oh well now it's February month the butterflies will soon be out, says he hopefully !

Thanks for the report Roger.

Angie and myself paid a visit at 1300hrs and I cannot add much to that. We did see the resident pub Mistle Thrush in the usual spot this afternoon.

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